Problem: How many electrons in an atom can have the designation 1p, 6dx2 - y2, 4f, 7py, 2s, n = 3?

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1p

• when n = 1

• l = 0 only → s orbital

• 1p does not exist 

no electrons


6dx- y2

• l = 2 only → d orbital

• ml = -2, -1 , 0, 1, 2

d orbitals = dz2, dxy, dyz, and dx2-y2

1 orbital = max. of 2 electrons

• 6dx- y2 → 2 electrons


4f

• l = 3 → f orbital

• ml = -3, -2, -1 , 0, 1, 2, 3

f orbitals = 7 orbtials

1 orbital = max. of 2 electrons

• 4f → 14 electrons


7py

• l = 1 → p orbital

• ml =  -1 , 0, 1

p orbitals = px, py, pz

1 orbital = max. of 2 electrons

• 7py → 2 electrons

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How many electrons in an atom can have the designation 1p, 6dx- y2, 4f, 7py, 2s, n = 3?

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